This diecast is on pre-order at $79 for the non-autographed and $109 for the autographed plus shipping. This is the 1968 Mercury Cyclone driven by none other than the motor racing legend Mario Andretti! If you have ever tried to get Mario’s autograph you know how hard that is. This is your opportunity to get a great diecast and his autograph at the same time. Order now to insure you get yours.
Mario Andretti started his racing career back in 1959.
Over the course of his five-decade career, Andretti has arguably made himself car racing’s best ever driver. His resume includes three Driver of the Year awards (1967, 1978, and 1984) and he’s the only driver to win Daytona 500, Indy 500, and Formula One titles.
He was also one of only three drivers to win races on road courses paved ovals and dirt tracks in one season, a feat that he accomplished four times. With his final Indy Car win in April 1993, Andretti became the first driver to win Indy Car races in four different decades and the first to win auto races of any kind in five.
Our other new diecast is the Gray Ghost driven by Buddy Baker. This too is a legend that many of us will remember. This Oldsmobile in black and silver is was a beautiful race car back in the day. It is available for pre-order at $64.95 plus shipping.
Both cars are scheduled to be shipped in December of this year.
About the Author: Some of my first memories and strongest memories of my childhood relate to cars. I still remember back when things happened based on what car I was drinving at the time. I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California. I was a Corvette fanatic for years but then discovered vintage American Muscle. My wife, Katrina, and I decided we wanted to focus on a unique and rare muscle car. After a lot of research we fell in love with the Ford Blue Oval Aero Cars. These were only built in 1969 and their only purpose was to win NASCAR races using their Boss 429 and 427 power plants complimented with a special, wind cheating, aerodynamic body. The Ford Talladega and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II are terrific and historic cars for sure. This site is devoted to them and their owners past and present.